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•Part I (The Battle of Platte County)
•Part II (Local lawmen shoot it out with notorious bandits)
Part III (Further on up the road)
•Part IV (Holt Coffey: Platte County Hero)

Local News

Top stories of 2002

12/5/2002

Three-Peat Complete
Behind the scenes: Notes, quotes, and commentary
EPA reduces amount of fine to Platte City

11/21/2002

Holiday lighting ceremony will be Wednesday
One more win means a trip to the Dome
County budgets $11 million for southern center
Deer checked for disease
Closing date on county building purchase moved
Pirate notes/quotes by GH
Scouting report on Seneca team
Water rate hike to help fund Dearborn's new lines

11/14/2002

Camden Point seeks ideas for park money
R-3 may seek another bond issue in 2004
Aldermen vote against paying for fire district's new sidewalk

State Rep. Maurice Lawson injured in crash
Ferrelview will keep its municipal court

11/7/2002

County will take over golf course management
Brown upsets Harding
A big day for the GOP

Accident stalls traffic on interstate

10/31/2002

Pirate defendant violates probation; sentenced jail
High school student killed in accident
Harpst honored by state association
Harding, Brown seek state representative post

10/24/2002

Woman killed in I-29 crash
Nuisance animals, debris in yards getting attention
Fire in the sky
Campaign nears an end for Glick, Zahnd
Platte City wants street sweeping grant
County pushes tax for roads

10/17/2002

Guilty verdict handed down in murder cases
Replacements set for board at Dearborn
Sprinkle given 12 years for molesting young girl
R-3 gets high marks in performance report
Man sentenced for burglary, sexual assault
Dowd, Darby square off in race for circuit clerk
Race for county clerk to feature Krohne, Pedego
Here's a cougar sighting that's easily confirmed

10/10/2002

Network cabling, billboard change okayed by county
Tourism director gets highest industry honor
Jury finds Williams guilty of murder charge
School, county detail failed center negotiations
New aldermen will be appointed at Dearborn

Chamber will receive $10,000 from Platte City

10/3/2002

Candidate forum set Oct., 17 by Farm Bureau
Sales tax for roads is proposed
Firefighter trial delayed
R-3, county partnership apparently is a dead issued
Murder trial for Williams underway in Platte County

9/19/2002

Network cabling gets okay
R-3 enrollment is up by 6%
Samaritan dies in I-29 acciedent
Weather sirens, curfew discussed by Weston board
Police respond to 'threat' at school
School, county continuing negotiations
'Night of Remembrance' held in Platte City

8/29/2002

Events to honor heroes on Sept. 11
It'll soon be 'garage sales galore' in town
Five burglaries hit northern Platte County
Farmer's Market will be moved to downtown
Platte County proceeding with purchase of building
Platte City tax rate goes up; trash rates adjusted

R-3 board passes tax increase; discusses center

City won't seek stormwater fee

8/22/2002

County to buy 40,000 sq. ft. of office space
Road money options presented
Jaros enters guilty plea in Pirate theft
School/county officials may continue center disucssions
Williams murder trial is delayed

8/15/2002

Weston board okays several ordinances
Driver charged with assault of law officer
Collector's office preps for delinquent tax sale
Law enforcement issues cropping up at Dearborn
Mayor urges caution; board okays Plaza plat

Dearborn residents worry about future water costs

8/8/2002

Mize trial pushed back to December
New parks and rec signs unveiled at Barry-Platte
Spelman Golf Classic will be two-day event
County's road plan to be received at public meeting
Voters soundly reject statewide propositions
County secures option to buy Platte City land

8/1/2002

Zahnd ahead of Glick in campaign donations
Platte County deputy hit by drunk driver
Zahnd critical of Glick trip to Vegas
Glick allowed to stay on as Pirate case prosecutor

7/25/2002

County money will help North Platte get equipment
R-3 teachers get 3% raise in base salary
Alderman resigns at Dearborn
West Platte accepts county's $1 million

7/18/2002

Quarterback Club will hold golf tournament
More gravel okayed for Interurban
Receive help with electric bill and fans
County land use plan gets better reception this time
Extension official says no more changes planned
Community garage sale set Sept. 7 in Platte City

7/11/2002

Teacher gets 120 days for statutory rape
Crowd voices displeasure with Extension - Recent 'elimination' of positions questioned at council meeting
City studying park proposal from county - Aldermen hold closed session with park board
Detmer claims mental defect

7/4/2002

McHale hired as police chief
Bridge work scheduled this summer
There's still time to enter queen contest

6/20/2002

Chrysta Mize indicted in murder
Farmers' market coming to Platte City
Camden Point Freedom Festival set for June 29
Abandoned house near Parkville termed dangerous
James Detmer brought back to Platte County
Platte City facing fine from EPA

6/13/2002

Sluggerrr sick, appearance is rescheduled
President Bush speaks to area crowd
Two Pirate defendants receive probation time
Aldermen work through power outage at meeting
Hendrix trial date is reset
Mize murder case set for September

6/6/2002

Pirates win state baseball championships
Complaint filed against prosecutor
Advertising campaign gets results for county
DEA director visits Platte County
Hardware store marks opening in Platte City
Donn Swaggerty removed from election ballot
Darby's name also off ballot, at least for now

5/30/2002

Doug Noble leaving post with county
Major housing division okayed by county
Air conditioning work begins at North Platte
City ready for 'fat season' on sales tax revenue
County wants to do aquatic center project with KC
Temporary shutdown of water service set Thursday

5/23/2002

R-2 project costs increase
Land bought for regional park project
KC/county ink pact for water line

5/16/2002

Wrestling club treasurer charged with taking funds
Weston board approves Lewis and Clark event
County hit with storm damage
Bill Massock resigns as chief of police

NRAD will hold open house May 22

5/9/2002

Oberdiek hog farm expansion gets the OK
Authorities say school security tape 'ran out'
Congressman Graves fights for improvements to farm bill
Nearly half of county's bridges listed as being in poor shape
Route 152 will be expanded in Platte County
Weather radios available for severe weather season

5/2/2002

Graduation ceremonies ready to roll in county
Commission gives okay to subdivision
County working toward two community centers
Security video an issue in Pirate probe
New voter ID cards to be mailed by election board
Scam artist strikes local business

Platte City voting precinct to be divided

4/25/2002

Outside group will manage West Platte's summer school
Pirate probe headed for inactive status
State funding issue may be felt by local schools
Ball field drainage issue gets attention
North Platte student killed in car crash
Opposition expressed to small subdivision proposal

4/18/2002

KC annexation 'threat' a topic at Camden Point
City diving into pool preparations
New mayor previews his plans
Decorated Vietnam vet deals with challenges
Ball equipment stolen from high school
Scope narrowed in Pilfered Pirate probe
Engineering services south for bridge work

4/4/2002

Area election results
Man given prison term in meth case
Wegner offering to discuss roads with residents
Spring clean-up set by county public works dept.

For stories from other years:

Headlines from 2007
Headlines from 2006
Headlines from 2005
Headlines from 2004
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